I got a new food processor for Christmas so I made hummus for the first time. So much yum, so easy to make, and so much cheaper than storebought. The amount it made would have cost at least $8 in a store if not $10. Since it was the first time I made it I read several recipes just to get a feel for it. I didn’t have any tahini and I’m not even sure if the storebought stuff I buy has it so I ended up searching for recipes without it. I settled on using this one as a base just to see all the ingredients that go into it, but I didn’t measure anything. Continue reading Homemade Hummus Recipe
Well we are starting a 4 week fat loss challenge tomorrow and I am taking today to get my head in the game. I did conditioning today at the gym….good lord I am slow and out of shape, all I have been doing in the gym lately is pure strength training…which is great because I’ve increased my strength tons…but bad because my conditioning is currently terrible. You can see what I did today on Fitocracy, where I log my training https://www.fitocracy.com/profile/Leah_W/.
My eats today have been relatively good. 2 protein shakes with water, a glass of Kefir, juiced some spinach and veggies for a smoothie, spaghetti squash with ground sirloin and I did make my man some avocado/greek yogurt dip with pita and had a few of those. That’s it so far today. I know I’m going to be pretty hungry when I start this diet. Grrrr. I found the recipe for this dip here: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/creamy-avocado-yogurt-dip/
Some of these healthy snacks are actually big enough to be meals for the average size girl (whatever the hell average size girl is) …what I mean is a girl who’s not necessarily trying to put on weight. I am pretty low maintenance and sorta lazy when it comes to cooking, so these are pretty quick and easy to make as well.
1. Smish a banana into a bowl and drop a scoop of Monster Milk on top. I use brownie batter, or cake batter, or banana cream. Work the dry powder into the smished banana until it’s all mixed together and is a a delicious gooey mess. Then eat. It’s a good high protein, low fat meal with carbs. Tastes like a dessert.
2. Mix equal parts cottage cheese with flavoured greek yogurt. Again, high protein, low fat meal with carbs.
3. Stir a tbsp of sugar free jam into a serving of cottage cheese. Great high protein, low carb, low fat meal.
4. Sometimes I chop a couple of ounces of leftover extra lean ground turkey or lean beef and reheat in a bit of olive oil in a pan and add some egg whites and fry it up. Kinda tastes like steak and eggs for breakfast…at any time of the day. Great high protein, low carb meal
5. Veggies dipped in hummus. If you’re ambitious enough to make it yourself….all the better, but if not, hummus is generally pretty healthy and a great snack. Just skip the pita and dip raw veggies into it. Pretty yum.
Get a huge bowl and throw everything in it.
- chop up lettuce
- throw in olives if you like them
- crumble some feta
- add some cooked, crumbled ground turkey/chicken or dead cow
- add a tbsp or so of salsa
- couple tbsp of cottage cheese
- 1-2 tbsp of fat free sour cream
- mix it up
- crush some tortilla chips or tacos in and eat.
Looks like barf but it’s pretty tastey.
This recipe for homemade protein bars makes 8 servings.
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 1/2 cup protein powder
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (NO SUGAR ADDED–fat drained)*
- 1 cup skim milk powder
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and add enough water to make a stiff dough — you will have to get your hands dirty to mix it up; it’s sticky.
- Spray an 8×8 inch cake pan with Pam and press in dough evenly.
- Refrigerate a few hours to harden, then cut into 8 – 12 bars, depending on requirements.
- Wrap bars in plastic wrap and store in fridge.
You can adjust to your portion needs by cutting into larger or smaller bars. I cut mine into 8 bars and that works out to approx:
- 28.5g protein
- 22.5g carbs
- 6g fat
- 245 calories
Find more recipes at Homemade Protein Bar Recipes
Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Cups, sugar free, high protein (picture below)
- 3tbsp melted virgin coconut oil
- 3tbsp soft natural peanut butter
- Chocolate Protein Powder, I used BioX
Mix oil and PB and add a scoop of PP. Stir and gradually add more PP until it’s kinda gooey. Pour into small cups and freeze.
For entire recipe: 837Cal, 67F, 13C, 48P – Per serving will depend on PP you use and how many servings you cut it into. This is sugar free & and healthier alternative to junk food but it’s still high calorie remember.